Alan Waters Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Alan Waters, 24, of Glen Allen, Virginia was a student in the J. Sargeant Reynolds Automotive program. Alan was also a graduate of Hermitage High School and participated in the automotive program at their technical center. His passion was cars and working on cars so he looked forward to the opportunity to professionally and skillfully repair cars as his vocation. To show appreciation for the healthcare professionals responsible for Alan's care, and honor his memory and his passion for cars, the Alan Waters Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to support students enrolled in Nursing and Automotive programs.

Alice Waddy Scholarship for Business Administration

The Alice Waddy Scholarship for Business Administration was established by Reynolds alumnae, Samantha D. Williams, in honor of her mother. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be enrolled in theBusiness Administration Associate of Science (AS) curriculum at Reynolds Community College for consideration. Students must demonstrate financial need. Full-time and part-time students are encouraged to apply.

Allen Family Scholarship for Home Schooling Students

This fund is for students who are concurrently enrolled through home instruction and who seek to become or are a current Reynolds student. Students must be in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA to be considered for this award. Students must demonstrate financial need. A completion of six Reynolds credit hours is preferred.

Allison and James Aman Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the friends and family of Dr. Allison Aman. Dr. Aman joined the college faculty in 1974 and served as program head for biology on the Downtown Campus from 1976 until her death in January 1983. James, husband of Dr. Aman, supported the scholarship during his lifetime and upon his death left a legacy gift to further endow the fund. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled in the AS Science curriculum or in a School of Math, Science and Engineering program. They must have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA and have completed at least 12 semester credit hours of non-developmental coursework applicable to the curriculum. Students must have completed three or more semester credit hours of Science or Mathematics courses (with prefix BIO, CHM, NAS, and MTH) with a “C” or better.

American Society of Highway Engineers, Old Dominion Section (ASHE)

This fund also includes gifts below the $2,500 named level from generous donors like the. The mission of ASHE is to provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable highway system through education, innovation and fellowship. Preference for this award is given to eligible students enrolled in the Civil Engineering Technology track.

Andrew H. McCutcheon, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

In honor of Andrew McCutcheon, a former Educational Foundation Board member and Scholarship Committee Chair, this scholarship is awarded to an eligible Nursing applicant with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Although Mr. McCutcheon spent much of his career working as a sports writer and political strategist, his family wanted to honor his memory by supporting aspiring healthcare professionals, much like those that nursed their loved one during his illness.

Artie M. Church Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Artie M. Church by her granddaughter. As a teenager, Artie was awarded a college scholarship of her own, but she instead chose to focus her energies and talents on motherhood, making her family's happiness her life's mission. In her memory, opportunities can now be provided to others. To honor her love of family, preference for this scholarship will be given to single parents who are in-state and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average

Association for Corporate Growth Scholarship

The Association for Corporate Growth is an international association founded in 1954. The mission of the association is to promote the professional interests of its members by offering quality programs and education to enhance members’ professional skills. The current membership of the association is 4,000 individuals representing 2,100 companies that manufacture a wide range of consumer and industrial products as well as firms that supply related services. The Association for Corporate Growth’s Richmond Chapter has established a scholarship to support students interested in pursuing a career in business. Eligible students must reside in Virginia and be recent high school graduates.

Becky Briggs Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1990 by the Western Henrico Rotary Club, this scholarship provides a memorial to Becky Briggs, daughter of a Western Henrico Rotarian. Students are selected on the basis of commitment to community service and scholastic achievement. Preference is generally given to graduates of Douglas Freeman, J. R. Tucker, and Hermitage High Schools.

Betty Green Parson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Betty Green Parson returned to school in midlife and developed renewed energy and enthusiasm as a result of her years at Reynolds. When her life was abruptly cut short by an aneurysm in 1985, her family and friends established the Betty Green Parson Memorial Scholarship in her memory. The criteria for this scholarship require that the student be a single head of household and planning to enter or reenter the work force. The student must be at least 30 years old and enrolled in the liberal arts curriculum at the college.

Bon Secours East End Scholarship

Through a generous gift from Bon Secours Mercy Health, this scholarship fund was created to help residents of the East End pursue an academic degree or industry workforce credential. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and reside in the primary East End zip codes of 23075, 23231, 23222, and 23223. The scholarship is available for individuals pursuing an academic or workforce credential through Reynolds Community College. This includes training and programming provided by the Community College Workforce Alliance.

Brian Cho Memorial Scholarship

Biology instructor Dr. Brian Cho taught at Reynolds for four years before losing a battle to cancer in September of 2007. To continue the work he loved, his mother Phyllis started a scholarship in honor of her son. The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Biology or Science.

The Christian Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Betty Sams Christian, a role model for women in business and for compassionate care of those in need. In 1982, at the age of 60, Mrs. Christian stepped up to run her family's business, the Central Coca Cola Bottling Company, Inc., in Richmond, Virginia. For 21 years, as President and Chairman of the Board, she successfully managed this enterprise. She maintained a profitable and independent corporation while always caring for her employees and those in need. Mrs. Christian encouraged other women to pursue business careers and she supported the organization of the Women's Bank in Richmond. Preference is given to a student residing in the Middlesex County and Northern Neck area.

Calling to Care Scholarship

The Calling to Care Fund was established to support students pursuing stackable credentials leading to career sustainability and advancement in the fields of Early Childhood Education and Health Information Management. Preference for this scholarship is given to applicants majoring in the Early Childhood Development and Medical Records Coding Certificate programs.

Clifton R. Settles, Jr. Scholarship

The Clifton R. Settles, Jr. Scholarship was established by Mrs. Goldie Settles in honor of her husband, who loved her cooking. Candidates must be enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at Reynolds or one of the culinary specializations. Full- and part-time students are eligible and must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Clyde, Dorothy and Rand Pittman Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Randy Pittman who originally established this award to honor his parents, Clyde and Dorothy, was added to the memorial upon his passing in 2010. Randy Pittman's legacy will live on through the innumerous lives he touched as a professor of math at J. Sargeant Reynolds and Virginia Commonwealth University. His dedication to teaching led to lifelong relationships with both students and colleagues that he treasured deeply. He was known to make a personal investment in his students by mentoring them in much more than mathematics. Preference for this scholarship is given to students in good academic standing pursing an Associate of Science degree with a concentration in Math.

Dawn L. Beninghove Nursing Scholarship

Dawn Beninghove is an alumna of the Reynolds Nursing Program and Founder/Chief Operating Officer of Companion Extraordinaire Home Care Services. Ms. Beninghove established this scholarship fund to help students earn an associate degree in Nursing. Candidates must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need for consideration. Part-time and full-time students may apply.

Dennis and Hanh Hellenguard Endowed Scholarship

The Dennis and Hanh Hellenguard Scholarship was established to assist students enrolled in any certificate or degree program, and is available regardless of national test scores or scholastic average. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students in learning a marketable skill. The scholarship provides sufficient funds to cover one year of in-state tuition, books and fees.

Dennis Foundation Endowed Scholarship

The Dennis Foundation has established this scholarship for students in need of financial assistance. This scholarship is given to an eligible Reynolds Community College scholarship applicant who has exhibited academic excellence.

Dimitri and Maggie Georgiadis Endowed Scholarship

For Dimitri and Maggie Georgiadis, the United States is not their native country. From their own experiences, they realize that mastery of the English language is extremely important for new arrivals to this country who wish to be effective, productive, and happy. Lack of proficiency in English will inhibit newcomers in taking full advantage of the great opportunities offered by this country. Dimitri and Maggie hope that through this scholarship, some individuals may more easily reach their goals of becoming productive and successful members of this country. Preference for this award is given to students who have completed ESL classes and students who are majoring in Liberal Arts programs.

Dr. Taleisha L. Chandler Scholarship

The Dr. Taleisha L. Chandler Scholarship fund was established by Mrs. Goldie Settles. Gifts are to be used to provide assistance with tuition, textbooks, and instructional materials for Reynolds students ingood academic standing and enrolled in a credential-bearing program at Reynolds Community College. Students must be able to demonstrate financial need. Students attending full- or part-time are eligible for consideration.

Earl Smith Memorial Scholarship

The Earl Smith Memorial Scholarship was established to honor a dedicated employee of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and resident of Hanover County. Mr. Smith was a charter member of the Reynolds Faculty. This scholarship will provide assistance to students enrolled at Reynolds. Students must have a 2.5 GPA or better. Students must be a graduate of a Hanover County High School and a current resident of Hanover County. The award is available for first year students at Reynolds.

 Eric and Jeanette Lipman Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship supports the education of part-time and/or full-time students at Reynolds. It is available to any eligible scholarship applicant with intent to matriculate at the college.

Esbach Family Scholarship

This scholarship was created by the late Stephen Esbach, a member of the Western Henrico Rotary Club and enthusiastic supporter of Reynolds. Candidates for the Esbach Family Scholarship must have successfully completed one semester or at least 12 credits at Reynolds to be eligible. Military-status students are favorably considered. Recipients must also demonstrate a commitment to giving back to the community through volunteerism and service.

Evelyn D. Reinhart Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Awarded to deserving students who have been accepted into the nursing program and hold a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a student who is from a single parent family or the first sibling to further their education beyond high school. Recipients must be willing to seek employment as a nurse at a healthcare facility or continue to study nursing at a four-year college upon graduation.

Executive Women International ASIST Scholarship

The Executive Women International, Richmond Chapter established this scholarship to provide direct assistance to adults in transitional situations who, for varied reasons, need funding or assistance for education to achieve career goals. EWI is committed to assisting individuals who are facing some form of transition in their lives such as a homemaker entering the job market for the first time, an adult recently out placed due to restructuring or cutbacks, an adult making a career change; or an adult faced with change necessitated by family or personal crisis. This scholarship has a separate application and recipients are screened and selected by the EWI Richmond Chapter. Contact the Reynolds Scholarship Office for information on how to apply.

Finish Line Fund Scholarship

This scholarship helps students persist, especially as they near completion of their academic or workforce program. The Scholarship and Financial Aid offices work in tandem to make this award. Donations to the Reynolds General Scholarship support this scholarship.

Follett Endowed Scholarship

Follett is the nation's largest operator of college bookstores, with more than 800 locations. They are the industry's premier wholesale book distributor—a leader in helping students manage the increasing cost of a college education. This scholarship is given to an eligible Reynolds Community College scholarship applicant who has exhibited academic excellence.

Foster Foundation Nursing Scholarship

The Foster Nursing Scholarship was established to provide monetary aid to students in an effort to decrease the shortage of qualified nurses in our region. Eligible students should be enrolled in the Nursing program. Awards are given on the basis of academic achievement.

Fred McConnell Engineering Scholarship

In honor of Dr. Fred McConnell, one of the charter faculty members of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, a scholarship has been established for students in the engineering program. Dr. McConnell has always exemplified a strong commitment to our engineering students and given much encouragement over the years. His dedication to the civil engineering program has impacted the lives and success of students pursuing a career in this field.

General Healthcare Scholarship

Reynolds is extremely grateful for the gifts we receive from a variety donors like the RECO Foundation dedicated to supporting aspiring Nursing professionals. Eligible students should be in good academic standing and endorsed by a Nursing Program Faculty member.

General Horticulture Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of contributors like the Fredericksburg Area Iris Society, Henrico Master Gardeners Association, Wyndham Garden Club, and the Westham Garden Club, scholarship assistance is available for Reynolds students pursuing a Horticulture certificate or degree. Eligible students should be in good academic standing and endorsed by a Horticulture Program Faculty member.

George and Mae Bartek Endowed Scholarship

The Mae and George Bartek Memorial Scholarship was established by an employee of J. Sargeant Reynolds in memory of his parents. The Barteks were committed to helping others, and this scholarship will provide assistance to students who would like to continue their education.

George H. Flowers, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of George H. Flowers, Jr. to assist aspiring Engineering students. Mr. Flowers was a man who loved his family, his church and the Richmond community. He believed passionately in education for everyone. After working and serving in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Flowers went on to start two successful businesses. The latter being a waste-to-energy manufacturing business located in Mechanicsville, VA. George Flowers was known for thinking futuristically, studying advanced machines and how to control them. He was sometimes mildly frustrated by his lack of formal engineering background when confronted with technical problems but would quickly turn such roadblocks into opportunities. Recipients of this award should be enrolled in the transfer AS Engineering program and have completed at least 8 credits of non-developmental courses with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.

George H. Flowers III Scholarship

George H. Flowers, III was one of Reynolds’ greatest teachers and dedicated College family members. This scholarship was established by the Flowers family to advance diversity in the field of Engineering. George taught in the Reynolds Engineering Program for several years, retired, and then came back to teach again when the college needed him. Those who knew George at all would have known a senior statesmen and true advocate for student learning. Candidates for this scholarship should be students in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students who have immigrated to the United States, or those for whom English is a second language, or students who represent an underserved demographic among STEM majors.

Gibb Family Scholarship

The Gibb Family Scholarship was established by Andrew and Pat Gibb in memory of Andrew's mother Lucy S. Gibb who passed away in 2007. Gifts to this fund are often matched by support from the Rotary Club of West Richmond. Lucy worked for the U.S. State Department for many years before her retirement and served in U.S. Embassies in Bangladesh, Turkey and the Philippines. She was a patriot who greatly admired and respected our military and particularly the U.S Marine embassy guards who shielded them from harm’s way. In one harrowing example during her tenure in Pakistan, thousands of militants attacked and set fire to the U.S. embassy in Pakistan, leaving 140 Americans in a smoke-filled building. One Marine corporal lost his life defending them, but eventually the group was led to safety. Lucy Gibb always credited the Marines for saving their lives that day. The Gibb Family scholarship is for active or honorably discharged members of our armed forces recognizing their service and sacrifice.

Goochland Critical Thinking Scholarship

The gift is to be used to provide scholarship assistance to current Reynolds students who are graduates of Goochland High School. Students must be enrolled in a credential-bearing academic or workforce training program at Reynolds Community College and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is available for full- and part-time students. Students must have a GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for consideration.

Grace Crank Sargeant Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Virginia S. Reynolds established this scholarship in 1993 in memory of her mother. The scholarship is based on academic excellence.

Grace Hospital Alumnae Nursing Scholarship

The Grace Hospital Alumnae Association is a very active association interested in assisting nursing students pursue their careers. The Association established this scholarship to provide support for nursing students attending Reynolds. Academic excellence and financial need is taken into consideration. The members of the Association select recipients among eligible Reynolds scholarship applicants.

Haddon Family Endowed Scholarship

The Haddon Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2021 by Mitchell F. Haddon and Sabine Neumann. The scholarship is intended to assist Nursing and other students pursuing a workforce training credential with the cost of attendance. Mitch Haddon is an alumnus of Reynolds and served as a director of the JSRCC Educational Foundation Board.

Hampton Harris Respiratory Therapy Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Brenda Harris in loving memory of her husband Hampton Harris. Mr. Harris wished to become a respiratory therapist. Mrs. Harris established this fund for students pursuing a degree in Respiratory Therapy. Full- and part-time students are encouraged to apply. Preference is given to students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Helen Barlow Bryant Memorial Scholarship

Helen Bryant was a loving and vibrant soul. A Reynolds alumna, Helen had a passion for people nutrition and customer service. She enjoyed a career as a nutritionist in the Food Service Department of Richmond Public Schools, where she retired as a Food Service Manager after 42 years. The Helen Barlow Bryant Memorial Scholarship was established to honor her legacy and love for all things Culinary. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving student in their last semester of the Hospitality Management or Culinary Arts program.

Herndon Foundation Endowed Scholarship for Occupational Studies

The Herndon Foundation Scholarship for Occupational Studies was established to help students pursuing a skilled occupation, and those seeking to become first responders, earn the necessary credentials required for career entry and service to our community. Students enrolled in Reynolds, its Middle College program, or the Community College Workforce Alliance must be in an occupational/technical program and pursuing a specific workforce credential. These studies include, but are not limited to, the following: Automotive Technology, Construction, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Horticulture, Logistics/Manufacturing, the allied health fields of Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and Health Information Management, and other majors leading to direct entry into the workforce. For those with the goal of becoming a first responder, coursework in Emergency Medical Services- Paramedic, Fire Science Technology, and Criminal Justice or Administration of Justice is required for consideration. Students must remain in good academic standing and meet any internship or experiential learning criteria related to their course of study.

Hope Fried Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by an anonymous donor to honor the memory of Hope Fried, a Social Worker from Albany, New York who was murdered tragically at the age of 37. Ms. Fried held a bachelor's degree in sociology from Boston University and a master's degree in criminal justice from American University. She ran two foster care homes sponsored by Foothills Youth Services Inc. The Foothills organization was founded by foster parents who wanted a less institutional setting for children who were difficult to place.

Hugh and Patricia Rooney Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Pat and Hugh Rooney. Prior to his passing in 2013, Hugh Rooney was employed as the first biology faculty member at Reynolds where he taught until 2003. In 2002 he received the President’s award and was later named Professor Emeritus. Students must be enrolled in the science program at the Parham Road Campus with a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA. They must have completed at least nine semester credits of non-developmental courses towards the curriculum.

Ida Chumakova Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Ida Chumakova. Preference for this scholarship is given to direct descendants from countries of the former Soviet Union.

James Bauer Funkhouser Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The James Bauer Funkhouser Memorial Scholarship was established to honor an educator and a dedicated servant of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr. Funkhouser, who died in 1983, was a native of Indiana. He served as a major in the U.S. Army in North Africa and Italy during World War II with the 45th General Field Hospital Unit, which originated at MCV. He received the Bronze Star. After the war, he moved his family to Richmond and was chief of psychiatry at McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Funkhouser served for many years in the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and was its deputy commissioner from 1957 until his retirement in 1979. During his career, he was an expert consultant in the interpretation of brainwaves, an associate professor of psychiatry at MCV, and a lecturer in psychiatry at VCU. Continuing education was important to him, and he requested that his epitaph read simply, “Reverentiam Scientiae Habebat” (He Revered Knowledge). Dr. Funkhouser and his wife Gene had three children: John, Alice, and Laura. The scholarship is a gift from Alice (Funkhouser) and George Flowers.

J. Franklin Sargeant Memorial Endowed Scholarship

J. Franklin Sargeant spent most of his 96 years serving Louisa County. A man of great charm, he was active in politics, senior warden of St. James’ Episcopal Church, and well loved by all who knew him. With a spirit of independence that characterized his life as a business and family man, Sargeant continued to live alone, although legally blind, during the last years of his life. He is warmly remembered for his sense of authority, directness, integrity, and his love of life–all qualities inherited by his grandson and the college’s namesake, J. Sargeant Reynolds. This scholarship was established by Mr. Sargeant’s daughter, Mrs. Richard S. Reynolds, Jr., in 1989. The J. Franklin Sargeant Scholarship is given each year to a student from Louisa or Goochland Counties on the basis of academic excellence. High School graduates during the recent academic year are eligible to apply.

James T. Morrison Culinary Arts and Hospitality Award

This award is for aspiring culinary and hospitality students whose passion, talent and skill embody the future of neighborhood establishments wherein the community dines, drinks, and socializes. This fund was established by the Morrison Family in memory of James T. Morrison who passed in 2016 at the age of 36 from cancer. James waited tables and was a mainstay behind the bar in the Alexandria/Del Ray, Virginia area for more than a decade. James was clever, intelligent, and just his own guy. His heartfelt devotion to the culinary arts was strong and his commitment to his craft evident.Gifts to this fund have been made by family and friends in James’ honor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in Reynolds’ culinary arts program. Full- and part-time students are encouraged to apply. Students must demonstrate financial need. Special consideration will be given to applicants from or with desire to work in the Del Ray/Alexandria, Virginia area.

John Augustine Boothe Memorial/PAVE Scholarship

The Program for Adults in Vocational Education (PAVE) is a special training program for adults with mild mental disabilities. PAVE, a nontransferable career studies program, provides post-secondary training that incorporates academic instruction, job skills training, and community-based internships. It is a transition option that increases the level of success, confidence, and competence in work skills. The John Augustine Boothe Memorial Scholarship enables PAVE students to pursue a post-secondary education training program that will provide them with employable skills. Only those students participating in the PAVE program who have completed the Reynolds scholarship application and are nominated by the program director are eligible to receive this award.

John H. Wilton, Jr. Memorial/HBAR Endowed Scholarship

Established by the Home Building Association of Richmond, a residential construction trade association, this scholarship honors the memory of John H. Wilton, Jr. Mr. Wilton was an outstanding member, officer, and friend. He died tragically in a racing accident in 1993. Preference is given to students enrolled or planning to enroll in industry related courses.

John H. Wright-Elk Hill Endowed Scholarship

Established to provide financial assistance for deserving students enrolled at Reynolds Community College’s Goochland campus in pursuit of skill sets associated with a career in some form of agriculture. These scholarship awards are intended to honor Mr. Wright's passion for farming and his land, his desire to help those who have encountered difficulties in life, and his belief that the future of our country rests in the hands of today's young men and women. The scholarship is intended to provide assistance with tuition, books, and/or materials for students selected for award.

Josephine Holcomb Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Dr. Josephine Holcomb. Dr. Holcomb or “Jo” as she was affectionately called, was the first Division Chair of the Downtown Campus’s Arts and Sciences department and professor of History. She also had the distinction of being the College’s first Professor Emeritus. Preference for this award is given to applicants that are enrolled in a Social Science related program, head of household and responsible for children.

Julie Arturo Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Julie completed her Nursing degree at Reynolds in December 2016 just before her untimely death in January of 2017. Her family established this scholarship to honor her memory. Awards will be given to a 2nd year student in the AAS Nursing program. Candidates must be in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students who have returned to school after several years in the workforce.

Kenneth Haller Jones Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. Ken Jones, a successful accounting professional and writer who volunteered his expertise with many charitable organizations in the Richmond area. Mr. Jones served as treasurer of the J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Educational Foundation, and we are honored to administer this scholarship in his name. Candidates must be City of Richmond residents and enrolled in any degree or credential program at Reynolds. Full- and part-time students are encouraged to apply.

Lawrence C. Roderer Memorial Scholarship

Prior to his passing in 2011, Dr. Roderer enjoyed a full career in education, teaching both high school and college students for over forty years. He taught English at Reynolds for 32 years where he introduced a course on literature of the sea. Preference for this scholarship is given to applicants majoring in Liberal Arts or Liberal Arts with a Teacher Preparation specialization.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Nursing Scholarship

The Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarship program provides scholarships and grants to schools and colleges to support deserving eligible students. Lettie Pate Whitehead was a well-known philanthropist with a dedication for helping those in need, contributing to numerous charities in Georgia and Virginia throughout her lifetime. Scholarships are awarded to eligible students with financial need pursuing A.A.S. degrees in Nursing at Reynolds.

Lonnie Wolfe Memorial Scholarship

The Lonnie Wolfe Memorial Scholarship was established in recognition of a beloved member of the Reynolds Community College staff. Dedicated to service, Mr. Wolfe was considered a friend and mentor to many of his colleagues and recognized for the positive influence he had on the culture of the college. Known for his humor and spirit, as well as a vast collection of Hawaiian shirts, Mr. Wolfe inspired the creation of the Lonnie Shirt Day, which is recognized by staff and faculty. During his tenure, Mr. Wolfe established a program whereby computers retired by the College are prepared and donated to needy schools.

Loyalty – Reynolds Automotive Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2021 by Loyalty Automotive to provide students pursuing an associate degree in Automotive Technology with a debt-free opportunity to earn their degree, work as a paid trainee with Loyalty Automotive, and advance their career goals with an opportunity for future employment with the company. To be eligible, a student must attend full-time in the Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program.

LPGA Amateurs Golf Association – Richmond, Virginia Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to assist displaced homemakers and head-of-household in attending college for the first time or returning after an absence. Students must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. Students enrolled in or completing developmental coursework, if so advised, will be given preferential consideration.

Mae and George Bartek Endowed Scholarship

The Mae and George Bartek Memorial Scholarship was established by an employee of J. Sargeant Reynolds in memory of his parents. The Barteks were committed to helping others, and this scholarship will provide assistance to students who would like to continue their education.

Major General Edmund A. Rafalko Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established to provide financial assistance to military-status students attending Reynolds. Preference for this award is given to veterans or active reservists of the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Army. The fund was established by Ms. Celia Rafalko, a member of the JSRCC Educational Foundation Board, in honor of her father.

Margaret Whitesel Endowed Scholarship

Margaret Ellis Whitesel grew up on her father’s dairy farm in Henrico County. For 41 years she served as an elementary school teacher in the Henrico County Public School System. Preference is given to Louisa County residents; however, the recipient must be from the Richmond Area.

Markel Business Scholars Endowed Scholarship

The Markel Business Scholars program was established to address the financial needs of students wishing to pursue a career in the field of Business. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to one student majoring in Business Administration. In order to be considered for this award, students must meet the general scholarship program requirements and be planning to transfer to Virginia Commonwealth University upon completion of courses at Reynolds.

Mary Jo Moton Memorial Scholarship

The Mary Jo Moton Memorial Scholarship was established by longtime Reynolds administrative leader Mary Jo Moton. The scholarship is intended to help single heads of household with the cost of attendance at Reynolds. Recipients must have single head-of-household status and be responsible for the care of children.

Mary and Jerry Owen Endowed Scholarship

The Owen’s have generously created a scholarship to support students attending Reynolds. The award will be given to a student selected by the Owen family screening committee and approved by Reynolds Community College. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate academic capability and the potential to achieve in a college environment; the committee looks at students who have demonstrated good character and have financial barriers.

Mary Morton Parsons Endowed Scholarship

The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation has made it possible for several students who are currently attending Reynolds to complete their educational goals. Students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and have completed a minimum of 12 semester credits. Students must not be receiving other financial aid. A strong emphasis is placed on community and school involvement.

McCormick Scholarship Fund

This scholarship will be awarded to an applicant attending full-time (minimum 12 credits) majoring in a Business or Paralegal program.

McStephen Endowed Scholarship Fund

The McStephen Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2021. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees and books, technology, and other expenses related to the cost of attendance, including child care, transportation, housing, food, and related living expenses impacting the ability of Reynolds students to persist and graduate.

Mended Hearts Scholarship

The Central Virginia Chapter of Mended Hearts, Inc. provides a $1,000 scholarship to an eligible applicant in the second-year of the Reynolds RN program. Consideration is given to students with expressed interest and/or experience in Cardiac Nursing. The recipient should exhibit superior academic performance and have financial need. Endorsement from a Nursing faculty is also required.

Metropolitan Health Foundation Scholarship

The Metropolitan Health Foundation has quietly worked to improve the health of all people throughout the Greater Richmond area for over ten years. The Foundation has worked to improve nursing instruction at the college by funding audiovisual materials, equipment, and special furniture needed to prepare students for the real world experiences in area hospitals. Additionally, the Trustees have helped deserving students to pursue an associate’s degree in nursing at Reynolds through this scholarship. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in the Nursing program and agree to work in the Richmond area for one year for each year the scholarship is received.

Michael David Dobbs Memorial Scholarship

The Michael David Dobbs Memorial Scholarship was established by the Dobbs family to honor the memory of Mike, a graduate of Hermitage High School and Bridgewater College. Mike was an avid runner and participated in cross country and track at both schools. He was a communications major at Bridgewater, enjoyed doing things with friends and meeting new people. The student receiving this award must be a graduate of Hermitage High School and must have completed at least 24 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Full- and part-time students are eligible.

Moriah and Carlos McNeil Memorial Scholarship

Emanuel McNeil founded the Moriah McNeil Celebrity Golf Classic in 2004, to honor the memory of his daughter Moriah. In 2016 Mr. McNeil established the memorial scholarship at Reynolds to further carry on the legacy of his daughter and brother, Carlos. Preference for this award is given to local students that have graduated from Highland Springs, Henrico, and Varina High Schools.

Nathan and Marni Bushnell Nursing Scholarship

The Nathan and Marni Bushnell Nursing Scholarship has been established through an annual grant from the Nathan and Marui Bushnell Family Fund at The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia. The gift is to be used to provide scholarship assistance to students accepted into Reynolds Community College's Nursing Associate of Applied Science program, with preference given to students holding the credential of Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) wishing to advance to the level of Registered Nurse (RN). Eligible applicants should also have financial need and a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Nathan and Sophia Gumenick Family Endowed Scholarship

Nathan S. Gumenick was a pioneer in the field of real estate. He was responsible for building and managing apartments and homes throughout his native Virginia and in the state of Florida. Nathan Gumenick, along with his beloved wife, Sophia, was one of the country’s most generous philanthropists. His many charitable gifts reached out to various educational, religious, and medical institutions. This scholarship follows Gumenick’s legacy of commitment to the field of education. It will be joined with his other generous achievements at the University of Richmond, Medical College of Virginia, the College of William and Mary, and the University of Miami in Florida. Students enrolled in a business program are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Neall Family Scholarship

Made possible through the support of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, the Neall Family Charitable Foundation fund is available to support applicants in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Nelson Beane Memorial Scholarship

The Nelson Beane Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of a dedicated J. Sargeant Reynolds College Board member. This scholarship is given to an eligible Reynolds Community College scholarship applicant who has exhibited academic excellence.

Nina Peace Memorial Scholarship

The Nina K. Peace Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Ashland’s dedicated leader and community servant. Nina was an active participant in many community agencies and organizations, one of which was the Hanover Rotary Club. This scholarship is given to a student majoring in Administration of Justice AAS or Paralegal Studies AAS.

Nursing Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established to help address the need for qualified nurses in the Richmond metropolitan area. Many students may become discouraged in pursuing a nursing career because of the cost of taking these prerequisite courses. The strong commitment to assist nursing students has led to the establishment of this endowed scholarship.

Pat Perkinson Memorial Scholarship

Established by her daughter, this scholarship honors the memory of Pat Perkinson, an accomplished writer and public relations professional, and an enthusiastic supporter of the community college system. During her career, Mrs. Perkinson served for a time as Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and later as Community Services Director at J. Sargeant Reynolds. The recipient of this scholarship shall demonstrate financial need, have completed a minimum of 30 credits and have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher. Preference is given to a student who is pursuing a major that will result in employment after graduation.

Paul T. King Memorial Scholarship for Automotive Technology

This scholarship was established to Paul T. King, a passionate young automotive enthusiast who passed away in 2021. Paul was an automotive body tech, artist, surfer, skater, snowboarder, avid rider and devoted dog date. This special memorial scholarship was established by Paul’s parents, Richard and Susan King, and is available for Reynolds students pursuing a credential in Automotive Technology. Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher to be considered. The award is available for both full- and part-time students.

Paul Rooney Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Paul Rooney, the brother of a Reynolds retired faculty member. Paul Rooney died at twenty-nine years of age before having an opportunity to complete the community college classes he was taking to provide new direction in his life. Students must be enrolled in the science program at the Parham Road Campus with a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA. They must have completed at least eight semester credits of non-developmental courses towards the curriculum.

Reynolds Classified Council Scholarship

Representing the Classified Staff of Reynolds, the Classified Council raises funds to support the college’s scholarship program through fundraising events such as the Annual Scholarship Bowl. In 2009, the Council established a named scholarship with an annual award given to a Reynolds student who has attended at least one semester at Reynolds with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Reynolds Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Scholarship

This general scholarship is funded by supporters who make gifts of $2,500 or less to provide scholarship assistance for Reynolds students enrolled in the programs within the School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality management.

Reynolds East End Scholarship

The Reynolds East End Scholarship is for students pursuing a workforce credential or academic degree at Reynolds or through the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA). Candidates must reside in the primary East End zip codes of 23075, 23222, 23223, and 23231. Financial assistance is available for tuition, books, materials, and the cost of workforce training and academic classes. The scholarship is made possible through the generous support of Bon Secours, Capital One, Dominion Energy, and the Moses D. Nunnally Foundation.

Reynolds Faculty Scholarship

The Reynolds Faculty Scholarship is sponsored by the Reynolds Faculty Senate and generously funded through the support of Administrative and Academic Faculty members. Eligibility for this scholarship requires a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. This scholarship is open students enrolled in any major or program.

Reynolds Family Honors Scholars

This scholarship was established through a gift from the Richard S. Reynolds Foundation. The Reynolds Family Honors Scholars fund will provide financial assistance to students that have been accepted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honors program. Awards from this fund will also be available to non-Honors scholarship applicants with stellar academic performance and substantial financial need.

Reynolds Family Scholarships in Memory of J. Sargeant Reynolds

The Reynolds family established this fund to celebrate the qualities embodied in the late J. Sargeant Reynolds, for whom the College is named. By commemorating his outstanding character and unwavering integrity through a gift that fosters this potential in today’s young people, the family foundation has established a permanent scholarship fund.

Reynolds Healthcare Scholarship

Reynolds is extremely grateful for the gifts we receive from a variety donors like the RECO Foundation dedicated to supporting aspiring Nursing professionals. Eligible students should be in good academic standing and endorsed by a Nursing Program Faculty member.

Reynolds Horticulture Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of contributors like the Fredericksburg Area Iris Society, Henrico Master Gardeners Association, Wyndham Garden Club, West Hanover Memorial, and the Westham Garden Club, scholarship assistance is available for Reynolds students pursuing a Horticulture certificate or degree. Eligible students should be in good academic standing and endorsed by a Horticulture Program Faculty member.

Reynolds Local Board Scholarship

The efforts and generosity of the Reynolds Board make it possible for one student in each of the 25 area high schools to receive this scholarship. Students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and enroll in a degree granting program. Only one scholarship is awarded to each of the high schools in the area. The high school must complete the College Board Nomination Form to designate the recipient. High school seniors should contact their Guidance Counselors for additional information.

Richmond Academy of Medicine Alliance Foundation Scholarship

In support of those students pursuing a career in nursing, the Richmond Academy of Medicine Alliance Foundation established a scholarship program for Reynolds students.

Robert & Lucylle Gordon Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Robert and Lucylle Gordon Scholarship was established by Sovereign Bank in memory of Robert L. Gordon, Jr. Mr. Gordon was a charter member of the Reynolds Board and remained active for a number of years. Mrs. Gordon served on the Reynolds Educational Foundation Board, as well as the Reynolds Scholarship Committee. Students applying for this scholarship must be enrolled in the business program, have sophomore status, and possess a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Robert T. Greene, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Richmond native, Dr. Robert T. Greene, Sr., served as provost of the Downtown Campus of Reynolds for approximately 18 years. A leader in the community, Dr. Greene was a strong advocate for the expansion of educational opportunities for young people. Dr. Greene’s passing in November of 1996 left a great void in the educational community. This scholarship is a tribute to his commitment to the educational success of students on the Downtown Campus. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled at the Downtown Campus and have graduated from a City of Richmond high school. This scholarship is for students whose cumulative GPA is between 2.0 and 3.0. Students must be enrolled in a transfer program and not be receiving financial aid. The Greene family encourages personal involvement as student mentors.

Robert Lane Memorial Automotive Endowed Scholarship

The Robert Lane Scholarship was created in memory of the college’s first program head for Automotive Technology. The scholarship will provide tuition assistance to a student entering or enrolled in the Automotive Technology Program. To be eligible for the scholarship, students should have completed at least 12 semester credits in the program, including one technical course. Preference is given to a graduating high school senior or recent graduate who is/was actively participating in a high school automotive program and plans to enroll in the college’s Automotive Technology Program.

Roland E. Moore Mathematics Scholarship

Financial assistance is available to students majoring in Mathematics through the Roland E. Moore scholarship. Dr. Moore was honored with the re-naming of this scholarship on the occasion of his retirement from 36 years of service to Reynolds Community College. Under Dr. Moore’s leadership as mathematics department head and Dean of the School of Math and Science, the college experienced unprecedented growth in enrollment, curriculum offerings and the quality of instruction. Preference for this scholarship is given to students majoring in Math with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Rose Marie Liggan Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established to celebrate the work of Rose Liggan. Rose established and oversaw the Reynolds Foundation Scholarship program and served students for over 30 years as a College charter member. Rose did not have the opportunity to attend college herself because of financial limitation, yet she made it her goal to provide a college education for her three children. Rose is responsible for the robust growth of our scholarship program, now providing awards to more than 300 students annually.

Rotary Club of Hanover County Scholarship

The Rotary Club of Hanover County has a strong interest in helping the residents of Hanover County further their education. Because of this dedication, they have established this scholarship. Applicants must be graduates of a Hanover County high school and a current resident of Hanover County.

S. A. Burnette Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Dr. S. A. Burnette, who served as president of Reynolds from 1976-2002. Dr. Burnette is a native of Sandston, Virginia, and a graduate of Highland Springs High School. He obtained his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech. He provided leadership to the community college system for over 37 years. The college became the third largest community college in the Virginia Community College System during his tenure as president.

Sara Jane Mobley Hakopian Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2021 by the descendants of John Morris and Gretchen Gallagher Morris. The fund was created in the pursuit of more equitable outcomes for students at Reynolds Community College.  Students must be in good academic standing and must demonstrate financial need.  All students are encouraged to apply.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship

A faculty member, Henry Bartlett, once attended Reynolds and continued his education to receive his doctorate. Dr. Bartlett, with the assistance of faculty and friends, established this scholarship specifically for students enrolled in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students must be in a transfer program with a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average.

Science Endowed Scholarship

The Science Endowed scholarship was established in 2004 and is funded by the royalty proceeds of published works written by Reynolds Science faculty members. Preference for this scholarship goes to AS Science-Science specialization majors (880-01) with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and at least 12 non-developmental credits completed at Reynolds.

Sharon and Jack Manzari Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Jack Manzari, a member of the Reynolds College Board, and his wife Mrs. Sharon Manzari created this scholarship to support the educational goals of deserving students from Louisa County. Preference for this award is given to students with full-time enrollment status who demonstrate financial need.

Short Pump Ruritan/Civic Foundation Endowed Scholarship

The purpose of Ruritan Clubs is to serve communities with Fellowship, Goodwill, and Community Service. Ruritan is a civic service organization made up of local clubs in urban areas, small towns and rural communities. Ruritan's purpose is to create a better understanding among people and through volunteer community service, make America's communities better places in which to live and work. The Short Pump Ruritan and Civic Foundation, Inc. has chosen to support Reynolds through the establishment of an endowed scholarship intended for students graduates from Deep Run, Mills Godwin, J.R. Tucker, Douglas Freeman, Hermitage and Glen Allen High Schools. Recipients can also be residents of the Short Pump / Glen Allen community. The recipients will be selected in accordance with the Reynolds Scholarship Committee’s procedures and the amounts will vary depending on availability.

Stevenson Nursing Endowed Scholarship

The Stevenson Nursing Endowed Scholarship was established in 2014 by a registered nurse, the daughter of William and Ingrid Stevenson, a couple who believed in the power of education to better one’s own and others’ lives and the value of encouragement to help others succeed. This scholarship is available to nursing students in good academic standing.

Stuart and Bland Noel Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Stuart and Bland Noel were classic examples of perseverance. They believed in a solid work ethic; they didn’t expect to have things handed to them on a silver platter. They believed and taught their children to believe that once you set your mind on something that you believe is worthwhile, you should stay at it until you reach your goal. The Noel’s always said, “Don’t procrastinate, don’t put it off until some other time, do it now if it needs to be done.” This scholarship is provided in their memory for students who believe that pursuing education is worthwhile and who are eager to start working to fulfill this goal. The Noels were not wealthy people, but they always gave to family and friends in times of need. In keeping with their spirit of generosity, this memorial scholarship has been established to assist students residing in Hanover County. Recipients should also be majoring in Early Childhood Development, any Teacher Preparation specialization, Nursing, Automotive, or Horticulture and have a grade point average between 2.5 and 3.5.

Stuart B. Medlin Liberal Arts Endowed Scholarship

In honor of Dr. Stuart Medlin, a long time History instructor, Social Sciences program head, and assistant chair for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the liberal arts scholarship was established for a second-year student having completed at least 30 credits in the liberal arts curriculum. Recipients should maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Academic excellence and service to the community are factors taken into consideration.

Susan Lynn Pahle Memorial Scholarship

Susan Pahle joined the English as a Second Language (ESL) department at Reynolds in 1997 and went on to build a vibrant ESL program. Under her leadership, student enrollment climbed from 70 students in the spring of 1997 to a high of 369 in the spring of 2003. Sue left the college in 2005 to start her own company. The scholarship is open to current or former students in the Reynolds ESL program. Single heads of household and those engaged in volunteer and community service are encouraged to apply.

Tri Club Woman's Club - West End Community Center Endowed Scholarship

The Tri Club Woman's Club - West End Community Center Endowed Scholarship has been established to support degree attainment for women pursuing a career pathway in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM). The scholarship will be awarded to female students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average, enrolled in STEM related programs of study and must be in good academic standing for consideration and demonstrate financial need. Full and part time students are encouraged to apply.

VAMAC Endowed Scholarship

VAMAC, Inc. was established in 1915 as Virginia Machinery and Well Company. Originally located on East Main Street in Richmond, it served as a well drilling, water supply contractor, and a distributor for pumps, piping, and well supplies. In 1922, Julian G. Perry joined the company and helped lead VAMAC’s expansion into wholesale plumbing and heating distribution. Today, VAMAC, Inc. remains a Perry family owned and operated company headquartered in Richmond with 12 profit centers throughout the state. VAMAC, Inc. is committed to devoting its resources to serving its customers and associates. Recognizing that an educated workforce is critical for any distributor, VAMAC, Inc. has established the VAMAC, Inc. Wholesale Distribution Scholarship. This scholarship provides funds to cover tuition, as well as a paid internship.

Virginia Foundation for Community College Education Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education established the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship for each of the twenty-three VA community colleges in honor of a leading community philanthropist. The nominee selected by the J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Educational Foundation to receive the Chancellor's Award for Leadership in Philanthropy each year is honored with a scholarship awarded to a student in their name.

Virginia Nonprofit Housing Coalition Scholarship

The Virginia Nonprofit Coalition (VNHC) provides affordable housing to the residents of their rental communities throughout Richmond, Virginia. VNHC is committed to providing a positive living community for its residents. VNHC has established a scholarship program to enable qualified dependent student residents to pursue a college education. A VNHC scholarship representative is available to work with eligible students and their families toward successful college enrollment at selected area colleges.

Vision Council Opening Your Eyes Scholarship

The Opening Your Eyes Scholarship Fund has been established by The Vision Council and the Opening Your Eyes Scholarship Program. The intent of the Opening Your Eyes Scholarship Program is to help students from diverse backgrounds pursue a career in the optical industry. Full and part-time students in the Reynolds Opticianry program are encouraged to apply. Recipients may use their award for tuition, books, fees, and materials. Scholarships are renewable yearly upon successful completion of all coursework.

William R. Hendley Memorial Scholarship

The William R. Hendley Memorial Scholarship honors the life and legacy of Mr. Hendley and was established through the generosity of his children. A longstanding Economics Professor at Hampden-Sydney College, Mr. Hendley had a passion for education and recognized the pivotal role Community Colleges play in ensuring equitable access to higher education and pathways for economic advancement. Mr. Hendley impacted countless Reynolds students during his lifetime through generous philanthropic support of the college. This scholarship is intended for students enrolled in the General Studies and Liberal Arts programs. Students must be in good academic standing, have a 2.5 GPA or higher, and demonstrate financial need to be considered for this award.